A total of 8,207 players bought into the Sunday Million this week creating a massive $1.6 million prize pool.
The story of the tournament was Belgian pro Christophe de Meulder who was in prime position to take down a Sunday Million title.
de Meulder entered the final table as one of the big stacks but couldn’t win an all-important flip for his tournament life with pocket sixes against online player Filurn’s A♣ Q♣.
This paved the way for the United Kingdom’s Monchonidas to take control and, after a four-way deal was reached, he went on to win the tournament for $163,000.
Christophe, who has a twin brother named Matthias de Meulder who also plays poker, has over $250,000 in lifetime live-tournament earnings. He placed fifth in a 2012 SCOOP event for $28k.
Here are the complete final-table results for yesterday’s Sunday Million (*reflects five-way deal)
- *1. Monchonidas (United Kingdom) $163,000.00
2. insanocut (Canada) $163,000.00*
3. Filurn (Denmark) $186,599.61
4. zetheriver (Norway) $120,000.00
5. Gronî (Gibraltar) $65,656.00
- 6. Team PokerStars Pro Christophe "chrisdm" de Meulder (Belgium) $49,242.00
- 7. Haerdin (Sweden) $32,828.00
- 8. REM_Fireman (Brazil) $18,876.10
- 9. $K-a-R-e$229 (Russia) $12,720.85
Technical Error Means $260k Overlay Error in Sunday Warm-Up
Meanwhile a rare error in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up made it impossible to late register for the tournament.
Instead of cancelling the event, PokerStars opted to make good on their guarantee and run the tournament with a massive $260,000 overlay.
That meant the 1,201 who actually got into the tournament benefited from serious added value. None more than KeyserMM who picked up $85,000 for coming in first place.
Here are the complete final-table results for this week’s Sunday Warm-Up:
- 1. KeyserMM (Germany) $85,000.00
- 2. jpgossn (Argentina) $62,500.00
3. petter85 (Sweden) $47,450.00
- 4. FeriBo (Bulgaria) $34,000.00
- 5. MRCOLLE (Brazil) $24,750.00
- 6. JRL2012 (United Kingdom) $19,750.00
- 7. bingogobernd (Germany) $14,750.00
- 8. Pokerfan89Gr (Greece) $9,750.00
- 9. DBerglin (Sweden) $5,400.00